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Proust among the Nations: From Dreyfus to the Middle East

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Known for her far-reaching examinations of psychoanalysis, literature, and politics, Jacqueline Rose has in recent years turned her attention to the Israel-Palestine conflict, one of the most enduring and apparently intractable conflicts of our time. In Proust among the Nations, she takes the development of her thought on this crisis a stage further, revealing it as a dist ...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published February 1st 2012 by University Of Chicago Press (first published January 1st 2011)
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Andy Adkins
Jul 29, 2012 Andy Adkins rated it it was amazing
LRB provided my first encounter with the exceptional literary skills of Jacqueline Rose. Her review in the publication, " What more could we want of ourselves!", illuminates the unblemished revolutionary commitment of Rosa Luxemburg by contextualizing the new volume of her letters she is reviewing. The review, itself, is a noteworthy illustration of JR's profound grasp of the sprawling intellectual currents affecting the eventuation and linked ramifications for events ranging from the Dreyfus Af ...more
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Dec 01, 2012 Annie Schoening rated it really liked it
Bookslut (Jessa C.) recommended it and I do everything she says. She was right!

If you've ever mouthed off an opinion on the Middle East without knowing what the Dreyfuss Affair was, read this book. Or even if you do know about it, which I thought I did, Rose weaves literature, art --- basically all facets of cultural life -- and ties them neatly to the conflict.

And you'll look erudite as f@ck reading it on the subway/airplane/bus.
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Jacqueline Rose, FBA (born 1949, London) is a British academic who is currently Professor of Humanities at the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities.

Rose was born into a non-practicing Jewish family. Her elder sister was the philosopher Gillian Rose. Jacqueline Rose is known for her work on the relationship between psychoanalysis, feminism and literature. She is a graduate of St Hilda's College, O
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